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40th MIBF and reflections from a book haul

Bookworms, hoarders and curious people of all ages gathered from September 11-15, 2019 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City for the 40th edition of the Manila International Book Fair. It was worth the visit though a bit frustrating because of some inefficient crowd control systems in place. In general, the … Continue reading 40th MIBF and reflections from a book haul

Preparasyon para sa KAB Festival sa Irosin, padagos

Inhihimo sa Irosin Lake an padagos na preparasyon para sa maabot na 2019 KAB (Kabataan Alay sa Bayan) Festival na mangyayari sa ika-31 san Agosto hanggan ika-1 san Setyembre 2019. An aktibidad papartisiparan san mga grade school level Boy Scouts sa bilog na Probinsiya kan Sorsogon. Pinangunahan ni Meyor Pidoy Cielo an nasabi na preparasyon … Continue reading Preparasyon para sa KAB Festival sa Irosin, padagos

Citizen participation! Mayor Legacion utilizes social media to listen to Nagueños’ concerns

Politiko Bicol Naga City Mayor Nelson Legacion has utilized the social media in order to bring new meaning to “citizen participation.” Legacion brought his citizen participation initiative on his Facebook account which yielded positive feedback “The “Facebook CONSULTATION” I posted on August 30, 1:42pm generated 333 likes, 151 comments and 15 shares,” Legacion said. Read … Continue reading Citizen participation! Mayor Legacion utilizes social media to listen to Nagueños’ concerns

DPWH completed six disaster resilient evacuation centers in Bicol

Sally Atento-Altea | Reliefweb.Int | Reliefweb.Int LEGAZPI CITY, (PIA) – Evacuees during calamities and disasters will have a “home away from home” after the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) completed six out of eight disaster resilient evacuation centers allotted for the Bicol region. “The selection of project sites undergone intensive evaluation process to … Continue reading DPWH completed six disaster resilient evacuation centers in Bicol

Former Bicol PNP chief Buenafe is BuCor OIC Director General

Bicol Standard MANILA (Bicol Standard) -- Former Bicol PNP Regional Director Melvin Ramon "Omar" G. Buenafe has been designated as the Officer-in-Charge Director General of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) by Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra. In Department Order No. 468, Buenafe, who previously served as BuCor Deputy Director General for Security and Operations, will … Continue reading Former Bicol PNP chief Buenafe is BuCor OIC Director General

104 new whale sharks spotted in Donsol, Sorsogon

WWF-Philippines | wwf.org.ph Donsol, Philippines, 30 August 2019 – 104 new whale shark individuals have been identified in Ticao Pass off the coast of Donsol, in the Philippines, between January and June 2019, according to a report from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines. Whale shark (Rhincodon typus), classified as Endangered by the International … Continue reading 104 new whale sharks spotted in Donsol, Sorsogon

Bicol-grown ‘pili’ has the fragrance world over a barrel

Alma P. Gamil | Inquirer Southern Luzon WHAT DO Chanel, Gucci, Dior, Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren and Marc Jacobs have in common? The answer is closer than most Filipinos realize. In fact, Filipinos don’t need to look far for an exotic perfume or organic beauty product. It may be in the resinous gum of “pili,” … Continue reading Bicol-grown ‘pili’ has the fragrance world over a barrel